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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Got this from NASA by bruey on 22 December 2005 8:51pm
I got this from NASA, I subscribe to the newsletter from Kennedy as I have an interest in the space program. Hope you enjoy it.



NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has come to an agreement with
the North Pole to permit Santa Claus and his reindeer exclusive use
of the Shuttle Landing Facility on Christmas Eve.

The jolly fellow plans to use the runway as a rest stop on his global
gift-delivery run. Since Kennedy employees have never seen Santa
during his past visits, they'll closely watch the runway in hopes of
catching a glimpse of him this year.

This is not the first time the agency has opened one of its most
recognizable facilities for outside use. Kennedy recently agreed to
allow two civilian businesses to use the shuttle's runway and its
facilities, as part of a pilot program to expand runway access for
non-NASA activities.

During Santa's brief stop at Kennedy on Christmas Eve, he hopes to
take an up-close look at the facilities that will help return humans
back to the moon and eventually on to Mars.

"Santa has often said he envies NASA's beyond-Earth-orbit journeys,"
said Ima Elf, lead engineer in Santa's workshop. "He prefers
traveling with his reindeer, but Santa has great interest in NASA's
space vehicles. He can't wait for humans to be stationed on the moon
so he can make his first legitimate visit there. He has his own
Vision for Space Exploration and hopes to have an annex shop on the
lunar North Pole in the future."
Re: Got this from NASA by tucsonmike on 22 December 2005 9:58pm
Very good Bruce. This is clever.
Re: Got this from NASA by edmo1960 on 23 December 2005 5:43am
I can see NASA engineers getting double-time and a half on Christmas Eve waiting and watching for Santa. They have probably set aside a billion or so to cover the cost. Our tax dollars at work.(sorry for the sarcasm)

Re: Got this from NASA by Holle on 23 December 2005 9:38pm
I'm afraid they are wasting their time, looks like a delay in flight schedule this year.


Re: Got this from NASA by Ahren on 23 December 2005 11:28pm
lol Bruce!! Very good
Re: Got this from NASA by George on 24 December 2005 5:07pm
This is great! It's good to know Santa is planning ahead for the day he will have to go interplanetary.
Re: Got this from NASA by tucsonmike on 25 December 2005 2:07am
Using NORAD to follow Santa...

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